Latest Birth Stories

2011-04-15 13:57:37

Evolutionary changes that make us uniquely human – such as our large heads and narrow pelvises – may have "pushed" human birth timing earlier and can be used to identify genes associated with preterm birth, a new study suggests.

2011-04-14 08:45:00

More than 7,300 babies are stillborn every day.

2011-02-22 15:42:22

Although their involvement is very different, childbirth is an important shared experience for the first-time father and his partner, yet men generally attend childbirth classes only for their partner's sake.

2010-11-16 18:45:56

Active management of the third stage of labour means that women lose less blood than with a more expectant approach.

2010-08-26 13:58:27

Clinical depression and anxiety during pregnancy results in smaller babies that are more likely to die in infancy.

2010-03-11 15:10:00

Pregnant women who have had a cesarean section before most likely end up having one again, according to one in three hospitals that say a repeat cesarean is the only option.

2010-02-18 09:40:00

The rate of stillbirths in rural areas of six developing countries fell more than 30 percent following a basic training program in newborn care for birth attendants.

2009-12-02 11:05:41

Personal view: Encounters with a doula: is the system failing new mothers?

2009-11-06 13:46:30

University of Nevada, Reno researcher collaborates with local health community to look for answers to elevated incidence rate.

2009-10-06 15:30:00

More than 2 million babies and their mothers die each year during childbirth, but the addition of better health care could save an estimated 600,000 lives annually.

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.